Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson will be ruled out for weeks after suffering an injury during a clash in training.
The Brazilian stopper was forced to miss Liverpool's trip to Aston Villa on Sunday as no.2 Adrian deputised in his place.
And a concerned Klopp admitted he does not know when Alisson will return to action.
Asked by Sky Sports before the Villa clash what happened to his keeper, Klopp said: "Yesterday an incident in training. Two players clashing each other, one gets up, one doesn't and the one who didn't get up was Ali.
"So I think after the first few things, we don't know 100 per cent, but it was [decided] he would not play today, we have to do further assessment but he's injured.
"Now we hope that it will go really quickly as international break and I'm pretty sure after that he will not be ready, and after that it will be week-by-week."
A report from The Telegraph claims Alisson has sustained a shoulder injury which will keep him out of the Merseyside derby with rival neighbours Everton on October 17.
Youngster Caoimhin Kelleher was promoted to the bench as cover for Adrian against Villa.
It is the latest blow to Klopp, who was already without new signing Thiago Alcantara and striker Sadio Mane, after both players tested positive for coronavirus.
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Adrian has already played twice this season in both of Liverpool's Carabao Cup ties against Lincoln and Arsenal respectively.
But fans will be all too aware of his last performance for the club last season where he gifted Atletico Madrid two goals as they were dumped out out the Champions League.
And the Spaniard made another glaring error just four minutes into the meeting with Villa, giving Joe Gomez a hospital pass that led to a goal.
His ball was nowhere near Gomez, allowing Jack Grealish to pounce and set up Ollie Watkins to open the scoring from close range.
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